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Silence vSAN Health Checks

With the release of vSAN 6.6 the feature to silence vSAN Health Checks was added. Very cool for all the homelab users, where the hardware is not really 100% on the compatibility list.
With the integration of VMware vSphere Update Manager (VUM) to vSAN 6.6.1 a new check was integrated. This check gives recommendations to updates for your software based on the underlying hardware configuration, the VMware Compatibility Gude and the vSAN Release Catalog. It also includes all necessary drivers and patches for the recommended release in its own vSAN system baseline.

In my homelab this new check gave me an alert and I want to disable it.

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Update vCenter Server 6.5 to 6.5U1

Two weeks after the release of vCenter Server 6.5.0e the new major release of vSphere 6.5 Update 1 was announced.

Release Notes could be found here.

My homelab VCSA is now running with the vSphere 6.5 Update 1 release. No errors and a quick installation.
Here is a little step by step guide for the update.

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vCenter Server 6.5.0e released

On July 15th VMware released the update for vCenter Server 6.5. The vCenter Server Appliance and the vCenter Server on Windows gets elevated to version “e” Build 5705665.

Release Notes could be found here

In my homelab appliance the update runs quickly and without failures. I’ve made a little step by step guide for the update.

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Upgrade vCSA 6.0 to 6.5

vSphere 6.5 is now GA. In this post I want to go through the upgrade process of the vCenter Server Appliance (vCSA). First thing I can say. It works really good :)

The upgrade process will create a new machine and transfer all data (you can choose between configuration + events + performance data) from the old one to the new vCSA.

Please think about, when to install the upgrade… All 3rd party software, which is using the vCenter must support the new version. If you have a lab this could be okay, but in your production it is not much fun, if backup or something else fails.

But now to the upgrade…

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New FLING: vSphere WebClient 2.6

Severall versions were released since my last update post. Now version 2.6 of the vSphere HTML5 Web Client is available.

The changes and install instructions are listed here.

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